5 Common Vaginal Odors, Explained

Musky Scent

Could It Mean That Something’s Off? Probably Not

A musky scent that smells just like a heavier version of your vagina’s usual scent typically means that you’ve been sweating a lot, or wearing too-tight pants or synthetic fiber underpants (both of which can prevent skin from “breathing,” and thus lead to a stronger-than-usual scent). Washing your funky bunch (of vulva) with some mild soap and changing out of your skinny jeans every once in a while should fix things up if you find this scent a little to strong for your tastes. But know that this doesn’t signify that anything is medically wrong.